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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
RFP #SHD2013
Request for Proposal: Design Development & Management of Student Housing
Change Order
Published Monday April 27, 2015
Vendor: American Campus Communities
Change Order Amount: $0

This Notice supplements the notice published Wednesday August 13, 2014 relating to the concession award made to American Campus Communities, as developer to conduct pre-development planning activities for a student residence project. As referenced in said notice, the on-going student housing services pursuant to the concession will be provided by a wholly owned subsidiary of Collegiate Housing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) (the “Student Housing Company”). The Student Housing Company will be lessee under a ground lease with the University and will engage the developer and the contractor to build the project, and will finance the project through bonds issued by the Illinois Finance Authority. The University will be entitled to net revenue from the project. To support the University’s student housing initiative and its initial implementation through this concession arrangement, the University will agree to make an up front financial contribution to support the tax-exempt financing for the Project, and will agree to provide to the Student Housing Company contingent financial support relating to the financing.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Wednesday August 13, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: American Campus Communities, Austin, TX
Amount: $0
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 4
This solicitation will be awarded as a concession in accordance with 30 ILCS 500/53-25. The University will enter into a $0 interim services agreement with developer American Campus Communities to conduct pre-development activities for a student residence project. Subsequently, the University will enter into a public-private arrangement with a wholly owned subsidiary (limited liability company) of Collegiate Housing Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) corporation, to develop and operate housing (and related facilities) on the University owned property. Pre-development activities shall be initially funded by the developer and reimbursed to the developer from financing proceeds at the closing of the Illinois Finance Authority project bond issue.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday November 6, 2013
Addendum 1 is issued to provide responses to questions received regarding the RFP, along with clarifications and corrections regarding the RFP document.
First published Friday, October 18, 2013
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Monday November 18, 2013:

Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is accepting proposals from qualified firms to pursue a public-private partnership arrangement for development of a comprehensive, multi-phased University student housing program. Development will include housing both on campus and adjacent to the main NEIU campus. It is expected that both developments will include residential and retail space.

The development is intended to address the residential needs of a diverse student population ranging from first-year students through upper class / graduate students both on and adjacent to the main NEIU campus, located on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The project is fundamental to NEIU's efforts to recruit and retain local, national and international students. Requirements are provided in the attached RFP documents.

Technical questions regarding this solicitation may be directed in writing through 3:00 pm, Friday, November 1, 2013 to:

Dr. Frank E. Ross III, Vice President for Student Affairs, Subject line: “Student Housing RFP”.

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities (MAFBE) in the implementation and execution of the Contract resulting from this RFP. The University desires participation either on a direct basis or though sub-contracting efforts.

For additional information, contact:
Robert Filipp
Phone: (773) 442-5308
FAX: (773) 442-5314
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Submit 4 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • SHD2013.doc (452 KB)
  • SHD2013_Addendum_1.pdf (136 KB)
  • SHD2013_Appendix_1_Campus_Master_Plan.pdf (583 KB)